Businesses are Sleepwalking into IoT Security Issues - Telefonica

Businesses are Sleepwalking into IoT Security Issues - Telefonica Image Credit: Telefónica

Internet security is still a major concern in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), according to a new report by Telefonica - Telefónica IoT report entitled Scope, scale and risk like never before: Securing the Internet of Things. The report, published in collaboration with Telefónica's ElevenPaths cyber security unit and other entities including Sigfox, Intel and Kaspersky Labs explained that the pace of IoT innovation will put an increasing strain on security.

The report advocates building consistent standards and regulations, allied with greater trust between developers and operators, promoting  universal understanding of cybersecurity to create a robust defence against ever-present threats. It claims that the approach to safeguarding against the threat of cybersecurity is lagging behind the rate of development.

John Moore, Director of The Internet of Things Security Foundation
There’s lots of focus on the innovation opportunities around IoT – however there has been relatively little on its dark underbelly to date. If we are not careful we could be sleepwalking into a lot of problems.

Chema Alonso, CEO of  ElevenPaths, Telefónica’s cybersecurity unit
If we are not careful we could be sleepwalking into a lot of problems – some of which may not have been seen before. It’s not just about the privacy of our own data, or the security of our digital identities.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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